I am a designer, creative director, and native Los Angeleno. For the last eight plus years I have worked at DEFY Media, most recently holding post as VP, Creative Services.
My design career started in 1997 at a coffee shop in Pasadena. I stood up and asked if anyone needed a designer…and someone said yes. Then I went home and figured out how to use Photoshop and Illustrator.
In the two decades since, I have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of clients such as 20th Century Fox, American Airlines, Atlantic Records, Bank of America, Epitaph Records, Fox Searchlight, Stan Winston Studio FX, Miramax Pictures, Kawasaki Motors, The Oakland Zoo, Sharkeez Restaurants, Warner Bros. International, Warner Bros. Records, West Coast Choppers, and more.
The first half of my career was spent building websites, deep in Flash animating / writing Actionscript, and tinkering way past the safe zone with HTML, CSS, and PHP. The last half has been spent growing teams, defining processes, and building brands.
I built the Creative Services department at DEFY (pre-merger at Break Media) from scratch—the team began as only me—into an award-winning 15-person team of art directors, designers, and producers. In the last 4 years alone, we were responsible for 50+ show identities, multiple brand redesigns, 50+ motion show packages, countless photoshoots, and 25+ sizzle reels; add to that an obscene amount of presentations and decks.
My career has been rewarding, and I’m wildly grateful for all of my experiences. Now it’s time to write the next chapter…
If you’re interested in working together, please drop me a line: